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positions (2012) 20 (1): 159–171.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Rolando B. Tolentino The article maps out a political place for positions based on the idea of “writing to the future” or a political wager on the future precisely because of the valences of failure in the present. Using Alain Badiou's idea of truth and the state, and citing the conditions...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 173–182.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Jesook Song As a response to positions ' twentieth-anniversary workshop that solicited suggestions on the future direction of the journal, this article raises questions on how to study Asia without falling into traps of reproducing capitalist discourse that reduces the significance of Asia to its...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 31–58.
Published: 01 February 1996
...Sheila Miyoshi Jager Copyright © 1996 by Duke University Press 1996 A Vision for the Future; or, Making Family History in Contemporary South Korea Sheila Miyoshi Jager In the bright hours of a cool April afternoon, a group of Seoul National...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 551–579.
Published: 01 August 2021
... and recognition they desire. For lesbian co-mothers, law and family are mutually constitutive practices oriented toward both the present and the future. Co-mothers make decisions about childbearing and family formation that take into account existing legal frameworks for family recognition, but their strategies...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 241–265.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... An image does things that text cannot, but I think it does them best in conjunction with, and close by, words, so that there is the possibility for mutual interruption and dialogue. In print form, images work in specific ways, so part of my thinking concerns the digital future. After considering...
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positions (2013) 21 (2): 351–381.
Published: 01 May 2013
... initial directive was fueled by New Deal liberalism. This article examines a work that revisited Bauhausian philosophy, Jikken Kōbō's 1955 The Future Eve ( Mirai no ivu ), an experimental ballet theater based on a science fiction novel written in 1886 by the French novelist Villiers de l'Isle-Adam...
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positions (2019) 27 (1): 209–239.
Published: 01 February 2019
... on critical area studies approaches proposed by scholars Arjun Apadurai, Willem van Schendel, and others and outlines the notion of “liquid area studies” to draw out themes for future debate and research. As one approach to the development of liquid area studies, this article suggests that we might reverse...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 515–543.
Published: 01 August 2015
... by engaging in affective labor but also creating a “new idealism”—a sense of hope for their future rooted in commercial activity and conditioned by state supervision that results in the formation of new subjectivities. This article provides a close reading of Chen Xiao's story, a young unemployed college...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 1–6.
Published: 01 February 2012
... to the ideological and intellectual conditions that laid the foundation for the critiques during the journal's founding years. The second section of the anniversary issue indicates some viable directions for future scholarship, and the third section includes interviews, commemorations, and commentaries...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 211–239.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of people, spatial designations, and material exchanges. The focus on the personal is part of an effort to continue interrogation of Asia and its constitution as object of knowledge and lived experience in the past, present, and future. This article attends to the “the personal” as a site of potentiality...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 659–667.
Published: 01 May 2012
... historical trajectory. Finally, I briefly discuss some research possibilities that deserve further attention in the future study of postsocialist assemblages from the margin. Copyright 2012 by Duke University Press 2012 “The party committee, administration, and people of Hai Bà Tru’ng District...
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positions (2014) 22 (1): 103–130.
Published: 01 February 2014
... growth into the emblem of the civilized future of the nation, the other about her old-fashioned mother whose symbolic position vacillates between the nation's venerable past and the “uncivilized” who are predisposed to invasion by foreign powers. The split not only places the female characters...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 381–409.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., Japan, and South Korea gamble with the future of their younger population in order to secure their country's place in neoliberal globalization. Further, the introduction reviews pertinent literature on the developmental state, neoliberalism, affective/emotional labor, and postcapitalist politics...
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positions (2015) 23 (3): 437–462.
Published: 01 August 2015
... invested in their initiatives out of concern for future economic development. By the late 2000s, however, a new neoliberal youth subject came to dominate South Korea. Having internalized the ruthless competition on the labor market, these young people centered their lives on building “specs...
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positions (2018) 26 (2): 213–241.
Published: 01 May 2018
.... Questions as to what new insights would be drawn about the difficulties, challenges, and futures of conducting work in the field known as “Fukushima” motivated the organization of their sustained conversation in the face-to-face format known in Japanese as taidan . This dialogue lays bare the problems...
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positions (2019) 27 (4): 739–771.
Published: 01 November 2019
... the PRC’s sixtieth anniversary. It asks who is included and excluded in these visions of China’s rise? How does China domestically refract insecurity from experiences of a colonial world order that constructs it as inferior? The event tells a story of the history and future of a powerful rising state...
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positions (2020) 28 (3): 603–630.
Published: 01 August 2020
... position within socialist China. This article reconsiders the discursive work done by militarized female bodies—physically and representationally—focusing on alternative international and internationalist futures following the Sino-Soviet split of 1960. The article critically engages state-to-state...
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positions (2021) 29 (2): 319–346.
Published: 01 May 2021
... in both the archive and public sphere alongside ethnographic work conducted with Sikh immigrants who work in canneries and the fields. The aim is to pause in the present impasse to consider the nonbecoming of unknown forms—an ethnographic “reaching and ungrasping” in which the future is not fixed...
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positions (2021) 29 (3): 469–493.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., and forms of documentation (such as the Japanese family registry) produce particular forms of kinship that prioritize a child's possible future relationship with an absent parent, above and beyond the day-to-day relationships children might develop with alternative caregivers such as foster parents. Despite...
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positions (2016) 24 (4): 813–837.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Kim Saryang and nominated for the Akutagawa Prize in 1940; and the essay “Chōsen ni okeru kokugo seisaku oyobi kokugo kyōiku no shōrai” (“National Language Policies in Korea and the Future of National Language Education,” 1942), written by the prominent Japanese linguist Tokieda Motoki. The article...